Plan B, by SJD Peterson
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press BUY HERE
Genre : Romance, Contemporary
Length : 67,337 words e-book
Published : February 06, 2013
Blurb : Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he’s immediately attracted to Danny’s feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance’s first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.
Lance’s whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has grown to crave Danny’s touch, he’s not willing to give Danny what he’s grown to crave: a boyfriend who’s proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.
Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Danny and Lance are complete opposites, Danny is a gay out and proud theater major who likes to dress sexy and wear make up. Lance is a straight jock who really only has one plan for his future which is to play for the NFL.
I think what I loved most about this story was how real it all seemed. Two guys who have nothing really in common besides the attraction they have for each other.
When they first come together it’s all about the explorations of their bodies but it quickly turns into friendship and then into something much more.
For Danny it’s like, lust and then love. As we don’t get Lance’s point of view I assume the same for him but with shame, confusion and fear added along with it.
But as their relationship really starts to heat up Lance pulls away and Danny can’t handle the emotional toll it takes on him. He can’t understand why all of a sudden Lance won’t come to his room anymore, why he is picking him up halfway down the block or why when they go get coffee Lance invites his sister and her boyfriend to join them every time.
When Lance invites Danny to ride along with him to go pick up his cell phone he’s very excited, he thinks there going on a date and that this is where the relationships for them will finally come together but when they get there all Danny sees is a cute blonde girl jump into Lance’s arms and kiss him. The heartbreak I felt at that moment was unbearable. For Danny it was the straw that broke the camels back.
When they return home Danny decides that he is done with Lance, he’s going to end the relationship and never speak with him again, he needs to do something to save his heart from being broken.
He does a pretty good job of staying away from Lance, he won’t answer his text messages and he won’t call him back but on his 21st birthday Danny decides he’s going to go out, have some fun and get over Lance for good. To bad Lance has other ideas in mind. He shows up at the bar and whisks Danny away for one last night together. What an emotional night that was. No matter how emotional or wonderful the night turned out to be Danny still knows that Lance will never change for him, He’ll never come out for him, never hold his hand in front of people for him and Danny cannot live his life like that. When morning comes while Lance is sleeping Danny gets up, gets dressed and walks away from Lance for good.
Three years pass and when these two are brought back together for the wedding of Lance’s sister and Danny’s best friend The sparks fly between them and the two of them finally get a chance to talk it all out. We as the reader finally get our answers and we finally get to see the happily ever after that we thought would never come.
S.J.D. Peterson wrote a Beautiful story and I look forward to reading many more books by her.
Rated 5 stars by Jen